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, miry, so many still struggling after hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion dollars, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head-to-head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound effects after the natural disaster. so we begin our election coverage here in democracy plaza in new yor
today people up and down the east coast were dealing with the worst of sandy. >> the storm is gone but people are feeling the impact. we will show you how thecleaning efforts are going. >> $30 a gallon is how much some people are paying in the wake of sandy. why the high prices are not bothering anyone. >> november 6th is election day but thanks to sandy not all polling places are ready for the crowds. will those living in the places destroyed by the storm get a chance to vote?>> reporter: everything is up to speed on 97 just south of the beltway. i will let you know what traffic looks like on 95 and 83 coming up on good morning maryland. you are looking live at new york's times square where cleanup following sandy continues in manhattan and also new jersey. we will have all the details coming up on good morning maryland. >>> piffles garbage to the growing list of problems facing people affected by sandy. this is what it likes like in in staten island. in some cases it is difficult for volunteers to deliver food, water and other needed supplies. >>> and when it comes to that cleanu
and new jersey: another storm takes aim at the region, as sandy's recovery slogs on, and the hunt for fuel heats up. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the u.s. presidential election is just one day away, and that was the hot topic here on wall street. but investors were still cautious about making major moves ahead of the election, so stocks posted just modest gains, and trading volume was light. the dow rose 19 points, the nasdaq added 17, and the s&p up three points. but, where stocks go from here may depend on who wins the white house tomorrow night. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: wall street is hardly back to normal, with reminders of hurricane sandy still obvious everywhere. but, at least the presidential election could provide a distraction for those coping with the storm's aftermath. the question is will the stock market continue to distract in the days following tomorrow's big contest? that may depend on its outcome. like many on wall street, nyse trader jonathan corpina predicts a mitt romney win will be a big win for stock prices. >> i think when you see n
: wall street is hardly back to normal, with reminders of hurricane sandy still obvious everywhere. but, at least the presidential election could provide a distraction for the coping with the storm's aftermath. the question is will the stock market continue to distract in the days following tomorrow'sng big contest? that may depend on its outcome. like many on wall street, nyse trader jonathan corpina predicts a mitt romney win will ba biga win for stock prices. >> i think when you see new regimes, new presidents come in to play isort of a turmoil time, that change is always viewed as good and the market views that as good news. >> reporter: on the other hand, corpina doesn't think the re- election of president obama will trigger a selloff.so more likely he would expect to see status quo for stocks. >> i think people have bought intohe fact that the market is going to take a long time to recover, our economy is going to take a long time to recover and the market has seemed to stay on the track so to speak.in >> reporter: of course there is also the possibility however remote, that it mi
dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma." as of right now, viewers contributed a staggering amount, $15.7 million, which includes $3 million from samsung. if you can help, dial the number listed on the screen. we hope you will. >>> we turn to the election. terry moran on the trail with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what's going to happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspirat
sandy slammed the east coast with terrifying force. >> people are trying to find a place to eat and stay warm, and on this election day, how they'll be able to vote. >> reporter: 8 days after hurricane sandy, still no power or eat, thousands are bracing for freezing cold temperatures. this staten island man wonders how he will survive in the bitter cold. >> i know the cold weather is coming, and we are concerned about that. >> reporter: shelters are set up across the new york tristate area. clothes, food,ing and blankets are being handed out to those in need. many are thankful to have escaped with their lives. >> we're alive, my whole family is alive, and god will get us through this. >> reporter: the u.s. marines have stepped in, helping out with the cleanup. abc has also done it part, raising almost $17 million and rising for its day of giving fund-raiser. some say getting the power back on is taking too long. >> i am angry, to say that i am frustrated, disappointed would be the understatement of the decade. >> reporter: long lines of cars still wrap around gas stations waiting for
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republican. the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling
it back. he lost last week when sandy came into our lives. governor christie put his arms around the president before we jump on an airplane and flew off to las vegas for a fund-raiser. i think it is kind of caught back up again and be looking hard at the four years and not for ours. moving toward them. gerri: we have an old saying on wall street. traders talk their buck. that is what is going on with the campaign when i talk to the media. they're all saying that the canada is going to win. it's not clear. can you believe a word coming out of the mouths of these people who work for the campaign's? they both can win. >> that is absolutely right. and i do sympathize with the press team a little bit because i used to do that job. remember having to go out, but under game face, make sure you look good, lipstick on. the only poll that matters is the one that happens tomorrow. i really do think that the romney people inside feel very, very good. think about this. his base is energized. his base has been energized. independence seemed to be breaking cramp. president obama has a problem
of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republicans. the world is watching and now it's your decision, america. good morning everyone on this election day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do swing state interviews and then will play his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added to last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final
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are surfacing about people trying to profit on superstorm sandy by selling gas for as much as $20 per gallon including on craigslist. and finance ministers and central bankers of the g-20 are commiting to stregthen efforts to hold up the sluggish global economy. let's get the feeling from the trading floor with john brady of rj o'brien. happy election day to you. what do you anticipate will happen in market action? > > i think today will probably march sideways. i think most of the attention will be on tonight and maybe the early morning hours tomorrow as regards the election races. now, it's not just the presidential race that will have the markets focused. keep in mind there are 34 senatorial seats that are likewise up for election, and as markets start to look ahead toward the fiscal cliff, which will start wednesday or thursday, as soon as these results are announced, then equations and challenges regarding the fiscal cliff need to be weighed by the market, and that will be the next big trade for the market. > > i think another big wave would be greece, with this new threat of a possibil
in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. free shuttle buses will carry new yorkers from damaged polling places to alternate sites. governor cuomo signed anned or ear lug people affected by sandy to vote at any polling location in the state. >>> in new jersey, storm victims, meanwhile, will be allowed to vote electronically. applications for mail-in ballot submitted by e-mail or fax. once approved voters have until 8:00 p.m. to return the ballot electronically. residents of hard hit ocean county voting in droves since last friday. voting sites without power are getting generators and a mobile bus will be stopping by emergency shelters as well. >> just one of the many hurdles that a lot of folks in the northeast are facing right now. >> a lot of weird factors. and sandy ruined a lot of people's plans. can't blame folks from being distracted when your haas is gone, no heat, no power. it will be interesting. and keep your
momentum? >> well, haley barbour and even karl rove have said that sandy, the hurricane, provided a boost for the president. you know, he suspended campaigning for three or four days. he did the right things. he got overwhelming approval for the way in which he cubbed himself. conducted himself, the embrace from chris christie. all that helped him look more presidential and gave him an aura of leadership and that i tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> at -- and i think that tragedy in a way was the october surprise. >> we saw them stumble badly after that first debate is. that a cautionary tale heading into tomorrow that maybe their support is not as deep and wide as they thought it was? >> you have to realize they've been running an ongoing campaign. they call it organizing for america which was the successor organization to the 2008 campaign. they feel their ground game, their field operation of the concentration on metrics and turning out people will be enough coupled with early voting. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. ryan and mitt romney will wrap things up in new en
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
struggling to recover from the damage inflicted by hurricane sandy. this nor'easter expected to bring frigid temperatures, strong winds and a mix of rain and snow. look at the pictures. we can't take it. these are pictures from an area of queens, new york called the rock aways. many of these folks have no power and no heat. we're talking about elderly folks in a lot of cases, babies in a lot of these homes. they've already suffered so much damage as a result of hurricane sandy and a lot of them have been complaining that there's been no sign of anybody, no sign of fema, not even the red cross, so there is a question about how they survive and get through a nor'easter that is now barreling down on them. meteorologist janice dean watching this. jd, how bad is this going to be. >> reporter: megyn we are hoping that the storm kind of stays a little bit more offshore than originally thought. we'll have to really watch the computer models as they come n. right now we are expecting this to be a moderate nor'easter. i want you to take a look at the radar as we head up the coast over the next 24 to 3
. super storm sandy decimated homes that left millions powerless. except when it came to the power of the vote. and it could be a long night downing votes in virginia. and it is not just the presidential vote up for grabs. >> reporter: we're covering the races that matter to you live all night. we'll have live results and special web streams at nbc washington.com starting at 7:00. then i'll >>> there's already some confusion in florida on this election day. voters there got more than 12,000 automatic call saying they have until tomorrow to cast their ballots. it happened in pinelas county. the call were supposed to go out yesterday. the supervisor of elections admitted the calls went out today by mistake, he said. the wife florida's governor, charlie crist, received one of those calls. after realizing the error, new calls went out today clarifying that today is in fact election day. >>>onight we're hearing from the man who says he was attacked by a candidate for d.c.'s advisory neighborhood commission. police arrested grace daughtridge. police say she attacked a man after he appear
. most analysts point to hurricane sandy as this year's october surprise. >> this race was and has been always close, and it has had a slight electoral advantage for the president, but has had a slight popular vote advantage for mitt romney. that has changed in the last few days. >> reporter: the president is doing some media interviewing, and playing a little basketball, and of course he'll address thousands of supporters tonight or tomorrow morning. >> republican presidential hopeful mitt romney continues to blaze a campaign trail. romney even squeezed in two campaign appearances while the rest of the country voted. >> reporter: mitt and ann romney cast their ballot this morning, hoping republicans in key swing states do the same. head out for final push in pennsylvania and ohio, he was brimming with confidence about his chancing in the buckeye state. >> feel good about ohio. >> reporter: they need to overcome president obama's advantage among early voter. a three point edge has been shown among them according to one poll. romney is hoping that his pennsylvania and ohio visits turn
sandy today is the presidential election one digests said he does not how he will get across to vote united technologies caterpillar are leading the dow but this floor is pretty much one-sided they think romney is better for business. we're up 81 points. connell: bill richardson and joining us first of former democratic governor of new mexico. good to see you. look at the day dead the slight edge to obama's but what do sure biggest concern today? what is the biggest worry? >> turnout that the election operation is not up to par but i think it is. the hispanic states will cover the president and he will be reelected. nearly 290 votes with the hispanic vote over 70% once again it is a turn out issued to make the difference. connell: you think nevada colorado go to obama and he still wins ohio? >> yes. i am not perfect but the hispanic vote, obviously the storm is a massive tragedy to slow the governor's momentum. the president looked presidential. those two factors will make the difference. connell: looking at the possibilipossibili ty is the rest of the hour but the economic course 10
. check out the top right hand corner on the voting page. >>> a week after sandy devastated seaside communities in new jersey, one of them is asking residents to leave again because of a coming nor'easter. brick, new jersey, issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low lying areas. the national weather service says that community will get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts as strong as 55 miles an hour. about 75,000 people lived there. as of last night, utility companies looking to restore power to about 12,000 residents. >>> this morning more than 1 million people remained without power. most of the outages in new york and new jersey. so far sandy claimed at least 106 lives. 12,000 people are living in shelters across seven states. the gas shortage is still a problem, but there are some signs of progress. fuel is being shipped in. the staten island ferry and 80% of the subway systems are up and running. and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> after this, a surprise bust. officers find more than drugs in
this election day and states dealing with the aftermath of super storm sandy. where others fail, droid powers through. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. . >>> we continue our coverage now on this important election day. besides choosing a president, there are a number of hotly contested senate races we're following. among them in massachusetts, fitting republican incumbent scott brown against consumer activists and democratic challenger elizabeth warren. more money has been pumped into this race than any other in the country. both sides have raised more than $50 million brown, you may recall, is finishing the term of the late edward kennedy. the seat had men been in democratic hands for decades. warren is a professional and instrumental in helping the white house create the consumer financial protection bureau. >> claire mccaskill is leading her republican challenger, todd a kin. she was traaugust when akin made the comment that women's bodies have ways to shut down conception in ways he called legitimate rape. after that, most funding was pull
will. >> and if you live here, the election is secondary. a week after sandy blew through in new york neighborhood, it's still waiting for help. welcome to our viewers on public television in america. and also around the globe. for those of you despairing that this presidential election has gone on far too long, good news. it's almost over. the final day of campaigning saw the candidates flying across the country in a last bid for votes. tonight we have comprehensive coverage of how the campaign looks at the very end. the bbc north american editor has been with the obama campaign in wisconsin. he starts our coverage. >> win or lose, it's the last time he'll campaign to save his job. he's chriscrossed a disenchanted nation, traveling 8,000 miles in three days. cajoling voters for giving him another chance. bruce springsteen add as final push. he adds more than star power with songs of the shattered american dreams, of the working american class. ♪ i believed in a promised land ♪ >> he defended the president and explained why that land has prove so hard to reach. >> i'm here today b
polls open especially overnight. while the effects of superstorm sandy affect the vote in many areas, millions remain in the dark and cold without power as a new storm bears down on the northeast. this is the cbs morning news for tuesday, november 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrelle brown. the first ballots of election day 2012 have been cast. at least 120 million americans are expected to vote today in an election driven by record spending and even now, the outcome is up in the air. looking at the last gallup daily tracking poll of likely voters, president obama and mitt romney are separated by just one percentage point, a virtual tie. we have two reports this morning. randall pinkston is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired
drugs, which come with higher margins. the company said hurricane sandy will hit fourth quarter earnings by about a penny p share.n four of the t vereos mactively traded e.t.f.s were higher, but the ipath s&p 500 exchangeos traded note was the weakest down 5%. and that's tonight's "market focus."ow >> susie: in the storm-ravaged states of new york and new jersey, officials made sure everyone today would be able to vote. authorities let residents uprooted by hurricane sandy vote at any polling center in their states. in new jersey, some citizens were even allowed to cast ballots by email. as suzanne pratt reports, sandy's chaos didn't stop voters from getting to the polls. >> reporter: parsippany, new jersey, was hit hard by hurricane sandy. many homes still have no power, and many gas stations are still dry. nevertheless, residents made it their business to vote today, even though their polling site had to be moved at the last minute to a new location. >> reporter: in manhattan, only a handful of voting centers had to be changed because of the storm's aftermath. this site downtown is als
. >> and new yorkers hit hard by hurricane sandy. they will get the chance to have their voices heard this election day. the changes that are being made, straight ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] tuesdayay, early, election dy in the united states of america. our moment to make a choice. to bring jobs back. to make the economy, the american economy again. to find someone to lead. to lead us to a better future. the choice, now, the most important vote of our lives. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney so, maybe you're trying to fiwell, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself. >>> the father of aling boy who fell from a ninth floor apartment window in silver spring l
money angle covered. >>> also day 6 since superstorm sandy hits, chaos from gas shortages still reign. we've been hearing this will be over but how long will it take to end. >>> people say the economy doesn't care who is elected president. two all-stars will duke it out. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: first up, let's look at the day's market headlines. investors were on cautious footage day before the election. a choppy day of trading eventually led to small gains from stocks. the dow rose 19 points. apple sold three million new ipads over the weekend. ipad mini officially hit store shelves on friday. shares of apple rallied on the news, closing up more than 1%. shares of netflix, jumped 2%, a shareholder plan to prevent a stile takeov by the company was approved by the board. activist investor carl icahn disclose ad 10% stake in netflix last week. our top story, the day before the big day. obviously all eyes are on the election the final result will have a huge impact on your money. everhing from taxes to health care costs. here for a quick roundup, is
to cancel that event because of hurricane sandy. but we know a lot of students are expected to vote here. ucf campus is the second largest campus in the country. we know in the 2008 presidential election 23 million young people voted during that election. we will wait to see the numbers of how many young people vote in this presidential election. the uccucc -- we are live outsi ucf campus. >> thank you so much live in orlando. >>> the candidates they have spent over a year making their case to the american people. comb bill o'reilly talks about in giving his analalysis. >> if president obama loses the election it would be because he could not convince america that his big government philosophy would improve the economy. even though mr. obama has that trouble in other areas like libya it is the economy that has made this election a struggle for him. the cold truth is, the president has not improved the american economy. if you were voting just on that you will vote against him. >> if mitt romney loses it will be because he did not get his message out. over the past three weeks of the camp
right now, as a nor'easter is expected to slam into the hurricane sandy-ravaged areas, with cold and rain and snow. sam is here. how is this going to be? >> as it curves to the east, not only does it have the coastal effects, it will have a mixing of snow and some lasting snow. some places without power, without good shelter. they don't need this. >> so many folks without homes yet. sam, thanks. >> already hit so hard here. >>> our entire team has been on this campaign for the very start. today, it's "your voice, your vote." and for mitt romney, the campaigning is not over yet. he'll stop in ohio and pennsylvania, after voting from his hometown, belmont, massachusetts, this morning. that's where david muir is right now. good morning, david. >> reporter: hey, george. it's hard to believe the day has finally arrived. you see the line forming in belmont, massachusetts, the hometown of mitt romney. and he his wife, ann, will be here shortly to cast their votes. they were campaigning until the midnight hour. and we were beside the governor, as he was hugged by supporters, welcoming hi
obstacle for the northeast as it recovers from sandy now. the storm headed their way next. >> selling your car could end up costing you thousands. the often overlooked theft that could make you liable for tickets and tows after your car is sold. in tonight's consumerwatch. ,, might expect you're no longn the hook for tickets or tow. but as cbs 5 consumerwatch atts explains, >>> when you sell a car and transfer the title you might expecting you're no longer on the hook for tickets or tow fees. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains you might be wrong. >>> reporter: >> i just don't understand it. it does not make sense. >> reporter: when nan hawkins and her husband clay solder that '94 pontiac for $500, they never imagined it could cost them thousands. nan thought she did everything right. >> we'll have to get this cleared. >> reporter: three days after the sale she transferred the title and filled out the release of liability in person at the dmv. little did she know that very same day, the pontiac's new owner put the car back up for sale and packed it on the this dirt lot in
watch -- matching the entire total for 2011. >> to super storm sandy now. crews seem to be making efforts -- progress in efforts to restore power after the storm. >> more than 8 million people in 10 states lost power after the storm hit a week ago tomorrow. getting around is still very challenging. hundreds waited in long lines in new jersey to try to catch a bus. >> we're a tough group of people. we will rebuild. we'll get better after this and will be tougher, america couldn't take new jersey toughness before this. after this we're going to be hell on wheels to everybody. >> the death toll climbed to 113 people today. concern growing about a if you storm forecast to hit on wednesday. >> you can help take part in the day of giving. disney kicked it off with a $2 million donation to the red cross. you can also call 1-800-help now or go online to red cros cross..org-abc. >> and bay efforts in the day of give weerg in that location for american red cross. it's important. we're shocked by what we can see from the east coast. there is critical assistance needed to rebuild skm that is
or ahead of all the key battleground states and hurricane sandy had to have helped there as well. the president's job approval is up to 51% and for most of the hurricane, people saw the president doing his job. they basically liked what they saw, so as i said you look at those battleground states there, the president tied or ahead in all the battleground states right now. >> well, we will be springing into action tomorrow as the voting begins and, george, i will see you very soon. >> you will. >> of course on "good morning america," as well. >>> you know, i know, how many people have turned out to vote early. take a look at this, americans lining up to vote early. a mom with an infant in a car seat. her young son taking it all in bowling green, ohio, and other americans ready to spend hours in georgia, arkansas, illinois and across this country and unprecedented number of americans voting early so what do these early results show? abc's jonathan karl on that. >> reporter: you think election day is tomorrow? think again. we have already been seeing long lines at voting places for
of time in new jersey dealing with the response to hurricane sandy. 41% of the voters we talked to said that was an important factor in how they cast their vote. most people had already made up their minds. only 8% told us that they made up their minds in the last few days. 11% said they made up their minds in october. but fully almost 80%, scott, they had decided who to vote for before that. >> pelley: anthony, thanks very much. let's bring in our chief washington correspondent and anchor of "face the nation" bob schieffer and the coanchor of cbs "this morning," norah o'donnell. bob, too close to call? what do you think? >> i tell you, scott, what i draw from this first wave of exit polls it just underlines why the election has been so hard to figure out as it has from the beginning. the data is simply contradictory. for example, our exit polling has some good news for the president. 43% believe the president's policies favor the middle-class. 52% believe governor romney's policies favor the rich. yet 53% believe the federal government is doing too much while only 41% believe it should
:00 and continues through the evening. >> coming up, see of the damage left behind by a hurricane at sandy affected election date in new york and new jersey. >> i had no idea it was going to be this long. >> standing in line for hours that a large voter turnout benefits one candidate more than the other? >> the virginia senate race is another tight one. we are live >> two former governor's are battling it out this election day. >> we have live team coverage of the senate race. we begin with the allen campaign. >> things at the omni hotel in richmond are fairly quiet. this is the republican party election night headquarters. that means the same can be said for george allen. they said they had to wait for a little while. we ended up catching up with allen this afternoon at a polling station near richmond. he stopped several polling spots today making one last appeal to voters. this race has been closed all along. in the past couple of days allen is three points behind tim kaine. overall, george allen says he has no regrets. >> i am proud of the race we have run. based on ideas, a blueprint for americ
hurricane sandy and how it could affect voter turnout on the east coast. and later, investigators launch a new search for stacy peterson. [ "don't you worry 'bout a thing" plays ] stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car alarm blaring] call now and also ask about our 24/7 support and service. call... and lock in your rate for 12 months today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >> reports said police believe the government sought out one particular person. dozens of police are at the scene. streets in the area are closed. joining us now, our political analyst paul lisnek, host of "politics tonight"
had trying to help the northeastern united states come back from hurricane sandy. >> i talked to people in the utility industry because i have a lot of people on. there's a lot of feeling that the politicians are going to really come down on the utilities after the smoke clears here. i'm hearing it from high level people in the utilities saying no matter what we do, easy times for stockholders could come to an end. >> there's no rule from god that con ed or whoever has to be the utility in any part of the country. >> something to watch. that group has been strong. it's been viewed as an unregulated group that used to be under the jacket of regulation. it could come back. >> many have dividend yields that are significant in these low yield times so they are attractive for that. con ed says it isn't going to try to assess what costs are going to be. >> if you're a politician, they're an easy pinata. red cross, no. con ed, yes. >> more on your money and your vote. we'll get you the opening bell. ralph nader was a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. we'll ask
. >>> straight ahead, voters hit by super storm sandy still determined to complete their civic duty. how they casting their ballots in locations under water without power. matt. >> and strong voter turnout in the district. there is one issue that has people upset. coming up, i'll explain in a live report. sue, it's cold out here. >> definitely is, matt. all right some -- already some places in the 30s. no freeze warning and that won't be as cold tonight as it was last night. what about the nor'easter? we'll talk about whether or not that is going to impact d.c. that is coming up in a few minutes. come on up to the news edge at 6.  . >>> to the district now, long lines greeted many this morning, despite the fact that over the weekend, election officials estimate over 50,000 people voted early. matt ackland is keeping an eye on things in d.c. and joins us live from mckinley tech high. >> reporter: we're told at this high school, the line was very long at 7:00 this morning. 500 people that looped around the building. one issue that is really tieing things up, at
of hurricane sandy. >>> local crews tapped to help in sandy's aftermath started coming back hem today. virginia's task force one based in chantilly arrived at their home base just before noon and maryland's equivalent came home hours later. they helped in new york and new jersey with recovery efforts. >>> we're putting our money where you like it to help with sandy relief. just log on to facebook and like our wusa9 facebook page. we are donating $1 to the american red cross for every like our page gets. anita. >>> you got to hand it to storm victims in new jersey and new york, many with no power for more than a week now but today they still came out to vote. in the rock away section of new york city they brought in generators to power up makeshift polling spots. voters have been streaming in all day long. folks in hard hit parts of new jersey have been told they can vote by e-mail or fax. >>> still ahead, dualing campaigns -- dueling campaigns and dualing planes, to the presidential candidates' election night headquarters coming up. >>> candidates bought time on television stations like ours fo
on campaign 2012. >>> on now to the continuing aftermath of super storm sandy. where victims in the heavily damaged parts in the northeast are keeping their eyes on the storm. a week after sandy, more than a million people in new york and new jersey are still in the dark tonight. there are gas shortages, mass transit problems and gridlocked traffic and the residents are just trying to get on with their lives. at least 110 people have died. and 40,000 in new york city are now homeless all as a result of sandy. >> meantime folks right here are continuing their part to help victims of the hurricane. in virginia, hundreds of aol employees loaded up an 18 wheeler with food, water and other socials. and fairfax, virginia, about 150 volunteers were putting together 10,000 ready to eat meals. >> i really believe that, you know, bringing the community together like this, we can change the world with little acts of generosity like this. >> the meals from that food drive will soon be sent to the salvation army in new york. >>> now we're talking redskins. if you thought these first 9 weeks were rough,
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